Taking a hike on the Appalachian Trail through the
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area makes for an enjoyable and scenic walk.
Starting from the Ranger Station on Interstate 80,
the trail to Sunfish pond is a great day's hike for
the beginner. Another trail to Sunfish pond is 4 miles
up Copper Mine Rd to the parking area next to Worthington
State Forest Campground. This trail is shorter but
it's a steaper climb.
Continue on the trail past Sunfish Pond and you'll
see the "big green pipe" which is actually
a water turbine used for generating power. At night,
they pump water uphill from the lower reservoir and
during the daytime they let the water run down the
big green pipe through turbines to generate electricity.
Links to hiking areas
View Map of Yards Creek Area
View map of Worthington
Delaware and Raritan Canal
Delaware Canal State Park
Located in NJ, this park runs parallel to the
river near Washington's Crossing. The trail along
the canal makes a perfect hiking/bicycling trail with
great fishing opportunities. Hiking opportunities
also available on the PA side of the river in Washington's
Crossing State Park.
The 60-mile long Delaware Canal towpath runs from
Easton Pa to Bristol Pa and is a National Heritage
Hiking Trail. Once trod by mule teams pulling cargo-laden
boats along the canal, the towpath is used today by
walkers, joggers, bicyclists, cross-country skiers
and bird watchers. For 30 miles, the Delaware Canal
towpath parallels New Jersey's D&R Canal towpath,
separated only by the Delaware River. Six bridges
link the two trails.
Getting lost in the woods